This year’s US Kids Golf European Championships starts on 27 May with more than 560 junior competitors competing at several courses in East Lothian. The top finishers in each age category will compete in the Van Horn Cup, a Ryder Cup style event played at Gullane No 1 on 30 May, with the best European players matched up against the top golfers from the rest of the world.
The top five finishers in each age and gender group of the European Championships also automatically receive an invitation to the US Kids Golf World Championships at Pinehurst Golf Club, North Carolina, in August. Among those competing are British youngsters Conor Gough, Dominic Clemons and Max Hopkins who took the top three places in last year’s event.
Dan Van Horn, president and founder of US Kids Golf, said, “Our ambition has been to see the European Championship grow in strength from year to year, so to see registrations hit record numbers clearly demonstrates the growing reputation and quality of the tournament. We’re incredibly proud of the quality competition we have built in conjunction with the superb partnerships we have formed with golf clubs in Scotland. The European Championship is now a major fixture on the calendar for the world’s best young golfers.”